At its upcoming board meeting on Wednesday, August 2 at 2pm, SamTrans is expected to present the results of its study of the Dumbarton Corridor transit options. The study was reviewing options to improve and increase use of transit, including bus, rail, and other less common options (gondola, hyperloop), as well as bike/pedestrian connections.
SamTrans is planning to conduct public outreach meetings in August, and then to provide guidance on alternatives at its board meeting in September or October.
Among other things, the transportation choices on the corridor will be very important for the development proposed in Menlo Park by Facebook for housing and office growth, for proposed land use in Menlo Park and East Palo Alto, and for congestion relief options for commuters between the East Bay and the Peninsula.
For everyone interested in potential improvements to the Dumbarton Corridor for transit, bicycling, walking, housing, health and recreation in the mid-Peninsula – it will be helpful and important to pay attention to the the study and its recommendations and to share your thoughts.
SamTrans broadcasts their meetings here: http://www.samtrans.com/about/boardofdirectors/video.html. We’ll post the information when it becomes public.
Thanks to citizen advocacy and our representatives, the proposed expenditure plan for Regional Measure 3 bridge tolls (so far) includes funding for Dumbarton Rail and the Downtown Extension of Caltrain to Transbay, and BART to San Jose. More updates coming on RM3.